The First



Someone has to be the first.

Someone has to take the first bite

Of the cherry

Be the first cab off the rank.

Someone has to be the early bird

For worms to be taken.

Some has to drop the rock in the pool

To set the ripples going.

Someone has to throw the first stone

For the stoning to begin.

13 thoughts on “The First

  1. Hi John, I like the final line, very powerful. It goes against the others with its negative association. I immediately saw the last scene of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” when I read it. If you don’t know her short story, it’s worth reading. Hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚

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  2. May I just be the first to say, it’s nice to find someone else whose not afraid to be the first at something, even though, now that I think if it, that often ends badly, but surely but for us. πŸ˜‰


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